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Classification of Music

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Classification of Music

People judge one another on a variety of aspects, whether it is the clothes they wear or the people they socialize with. I believe that there are many different things that affect all these aspects, things that create our individual personality. The most major influence on an individual's personality is the music he or she listens to. Music affects the individual's behavior, actions, the way he or she thinks, wears and even the way the individual will speak. These are the very things that we are judged upon as humans. By the classification and break down of the music we listen too is how we can find ourselves. For me, music is soothing, and not something to be butchered with loud yelling or talk of bitches and whores. I can hardly relate to the music selection of my own generation, so I listen to my parents generation of music–early classic rock. When I pick an album to listen to, I do so based on the power of their lyrics, soothing voices, and relaxed musical instruments. I do however pick an album based on my mood or attitude towards that particular day. If I need to relax I pick an artist who actually speaks to me through their lyrics. To me those bands are the older ones of the late sixties and early seventies. Bands just after the time of the pointless rock era that artists like Chuck Berry and even ‘The King' himself would present. Their hits including mindless songs like ‘You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog' and ‘Rollover Beethoven.' And bands just early enough to be before the techno and rap age of music, with artists who sing to follow a beat rather than consider lyrics, along with the teen idol's who have lyrics written before them with songs like ‘Oops! I did it Again' by Britney Spears. Songs that say exactly what they mean to say. I do not mean to vandalize them as artists or slander their career or success, but their music does not speak to me. When I like to be calm or need to be calm, I listen to an album...

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